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Economics Tutor | Economics Tuition by JC ECONOMICS

BRANCHES :

Bukit Timah Shopping Centre
and

Blk 201E Tampines Street 23

CONTACT :

8251 3684 (Call/SMS)
Website:www.jceconomicstutor.com
Email:admin@jceconomics.com

JC ECONOMICS TUITION

JCEconomics.com is a leading Integrated Programme and Junior College Economics tuition provider and is the preferred choice of many parents and students alike. We make a difference by helping students to achieve their maximum potential in Economics.

RENOWNED ECONOMICS TUTOR

Lessons are fully delivered by Mr Anthony Fok, who was featured on The Sunday Times newspapers as one of Singapore's 'most sought-after Super Tutors'. Quoting from the Sunday Times newspapers, "As he is well known for his ability to deliver results, parents try all means to put their children in his class". Mr Anthony Fok has a Masters degree and is an ex-Ministry of Education (MOE) Education Officer. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from National Institute of Education (NIE) and is currently pursuing his PhD in Education.

CONDUCIVE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

All lessons are conducted in air-conditioned classrooms, which are fully equipped with the latest technology to aid students' learning.

EXCLUSIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE NOTES

All our students receive comprehensive notes which offers complete coverage of the A level syllabus and exam-smart techniques. These notes are very useful for students to grasp essential Economics concepts for their examinations.

APPLICATION OF ECONOMICS TO THE REAL WORLD

Armed with a repertoire of real-world scenarios to link to the Economics concepts taught, Mr Anthony Fok guides students to learn more about developed countries such as USA and Japan, and developing countries such as China, India and Vietnam. Special focus is also given to the local economy. Recent economic crisis such as the sub-prime crisis and the European debt crisis are also key features in the Economics lessons.

ESSAY WRITING AND CASE STUDY SKILLS

Obtain stellar results in your case study and essay questions by learning the correct techniques of answering to what the Cambridge examiners expect. Learn how to score Level 3 (L3) marks for your essays and discover the secrets to scoring full marks for the data-response type questions in case study.

 

JCEconomics is a premier MOE-registered economics tuition centre in Singapore that offers Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Economics tuition.

Lessons are taught by Mr Anthony Fok, an accomplished and highly experienced economics tutor, highlighted by the Straits Times as the most highly sought after Economics tutor in Singapore.

He also holds multiple degrees and is currently pursuing his PhD in Education. He believes that teaching tuition will not only instill in students a thirst for learning today, but also help to groom them to be the leaders of tomorrow.

This begins with excelling in Economics as an academic subject. His materials are meticulously prepared for his students, meant to be incisive and succinct in illustrating seemingly complex economics concepts. Many students have enjoyed his lectures and put his notes to good use. Mr Anthony Fok features prominently on mainstream media, such as being on MediaCorp TV’s ‘The 5 Show’ amongst many others. He is also the author of a slew of Economics guidebooks, helping students of all learning styles.

LEARNING RESOURCES

 

Learning materials are thoughtfully designed by Mr Anthony Fok, and are meant to be succinct – brief but comprehensive. Students are thus able to maximize their revision time as they refer to them. They are also suitable for self-revision since they are student-friendly, guiding the student along as he or she reads it.

 

LEARNING FROM THE BEST

 

Model Essays are another way for students to learn quickly and effectively. These essays serve as a way for students to observe the proper approach to answering tough questions. This includes how to dissect the question, what to look out for and how to present one’s arguments in a fluid and succinct manner.

 

LEARNING TO SCORE

 

Many of Mr Anthony Fok’s students go on to do well in the A Level’s Examination, scoring As and Bs. Ever since he started teaching, he has had the pleasure of tutoring hundreds of students. Some of his students have gone on to study at prestigious universities such as Cambridge University and Oxford University.

 

LEARNING APPROACH

 

While concepts are also being taught, Mr Anthony Fok focuses on the skills, both essay writing and case study handling, during tuition lessons. This is because schools are more content-centred and students may find themselves armed with concepts but unable to apply them when it comes to answering questions.

 

LEARNING FOR LIFE

 

Mr Anthony Fok not only helps students to excel in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level examination, but also encourages them to apply economics concepts to real life. This will help them to not only understand the concepts currently, but also learn to use them when they grow up. Economics, he believes, is not merely an academic subject, but an important tool students should pick up as they learn to manage their wealth in future. Investments, foreign exchange, taxes – they are what our future generation needs to be aware of. This includes learning the right values and knowing how to make sound decisions. Preparing your child for future success starts today!

More about Mr Anthony Fok

 

Mr. Anthony Fok is the only Economics Tutor at JCEconomics.com.He graduated with a Bachelor of Accountacy (Honours) Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and a Masters of Education from Monash University, Australia. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from National Institute of Education (NIE). He is currently pursuing his PhD in Education, specializing in the learning of Economics. Mr Anthony Fok enjoys sharing his experience as a full time Economics tutor and has been prominently featured in print (The Straits’ Times, Lianhe WanBao, The New Paper, TODAY, Singapore Business Review amongst others) on television (Channel 5) and on radio (938Live).

Mr Anthony Fok is personally passionate in Economics. He invests himself in learning more about economics himself even as he teaches. This includes constantly updating himself with new and recent economics events and theories. This allows him to make Economics a relevant, applicable and compelling subject for his students. He often discusses real world economic events happening in real time during his lessons, providing his own analysis but also encouraging his students to think more about what they read in the news and to apply what they have learnt in Economics itself.

 

“As he is well known for his ability to deliver results, parents try all means to put their child in his class”

- The Straits Times

“I believe that my popularity as a top Economics tutor in Singapore comes from more than merely imparting Economics knowledge. I motivate the students to love the subject and to look beyond the academic grades. I teach values and life lessons that will be valuable to them even after graduation. I am more than a tutor to the students. I am a friend and a mentor.”

“I help to shorten the learning process and bridge the gap between what was taught in schools and what eventually appears in the national examinations. Students look for me because they want to achieve their ‘A’ grade and I am confident that I can deliver the results they want, as long as they work hard together with me.”

“I enjoy teaching and I am lucky to be able to find great satisfaction in my work.”

 

Methodology

 

Scoring in Essays

 

Firstly, doing well in Economics Essays is particularly challenging to students who are unable to understand the demands of the questions. Knowing the required concepts is the first hurdle to cross. This requires question analysis, and once students learn how to do this under some guidance, they will be able to do this independently with some practice. The next hurdle would be piecing together a cohesive argument, rooted in economics concepts but applied to the relevant context. This cannot be learnt mechanically and this is often why students struggle to do well. This means that pure memory work is no longer enough to do well in examinations where questions are surprising to students.

 

Expecting the unexpected is necessary for students to cope with any question thrown at them and this is a skill that can only be gained through practice, practice and more practice. Students also need to learn how to write fluidly to make their points incisively in order to impress the examiners. This again requires practice, and students can learn through imitation, by reading model essays before attempting to write their own. While it is not an easy task – a student has to fulfill the demands of the question fully, make insightful points that are relevant to the context of the question and sound fluent and coherent – it is not impossible to achieve given that he or she knows the proper approach and is equipped with the necessary skills.

 

Scoring in Case Studies

 

Case studies may be difficult due to the time constraint and the variety of questions that students may be asked. Practice is again extremely important for students to familiarize themselves with questions. Students are guided through the entire process of approaching a case study. Firstly, annotating may seem inconsequential but is actually crucial as it helps in efficient information retrieval when the student tries to answer the question. Question analysis is again important, with recurring command words serving as signposts for students on what the question requires. Answer schemes are also provided for students to check against their own understanding, for them to see if they could have produced those answers themselves. There are many skills to be learnt when it comes to tackling case studies, such as how to analyse and describe economic data, how to provide a thesis and anti-thesis, how to quote from the sources etc. Students are also reminded to look out for evaluation points, as this is what will distinguish them from their peers when they answer questions. Common mistakes are constantly and repeatedly highlighted to students so that they may avoid them during the exam. By being careful and being insightful, students can improve their scores dramatically.

Education Background

  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from National Institute of Education, Singapore.
  • Master of Education (Leadership, Policy and Change) from Monash University, Australia.
  • Pursuing Doctor in Education.

Accolades

  • Featured on The Sunday Times newspapers as one of the five 'most sought-after tutors' in Singapore.
  • Featured on The Sunday Times newspapers as an Economics tutor who puts theory into practice.
  • Featured on The Friday Weekly Chinese newspapers as an inspirational and dedicated school teacher.

  • Featured on 'TODAY' newspapers for views on "staying ahead of the academic race".

  • Featured on 'Singapore Business Review' magazine as a "top tutor who brings economics theories to life".

  • Featured on ‘Lianhe Wanbao‘ newspapers as a ‘one-man show’ Economics tutor who “wins students by word-of-mouth recommendation”.

  • Featured on 'Today's Parents' magazine for "educating the new generation using unique teaching methodology".


  • Featured on 'The New Paper' as a "tutor with a passion for economics".

  • Featured on 'Popular Club Magazine' on “How to Master GCE ‘A’ Level Economics”.

  • Featured on 'The Straits Times' and 'MyPaper' newspapers on his views about the usefulness of GCE 'A' level Economics ten-year-series.

  • Featured on ‘Lianhe Wanbao‘ newspapers as a ‘one-man show’ Economics tutor who “wins students by word-of-mouth recommendation”.

  • Featured on Singaporean digital news agency 'mothership.sg' as the "most amazeballs tuition teacher in Singapore".

  • Featured on 'The New Paper' newspapers as a "super tutor with a long waiting list of students".

  • Featured on 'MediaCorp Channel 5' TV programme as "an educator with extraordinary qualities which puts Singapore in good stead to solidify its reputation as Asia's education hub".

  • Featured on 'U-Weekly Magazine' on his views about the tuition industry in Singapore.

  • Featured on '8-Days' and 'I-Weekly Magazine' as a tutor who "motivates students to become investors and thinkers".

  • Featured on 'Scholarship Guide Magazine' as a renowned economics tutor sharing tips on how to clinch the scholarship.

  • Featured on 'The Straits Times' newspapers on conducting the economics intensive revision programme that helps students spot topics by analysing past years' trends.

  • "Singapore's Highest Earning Economics tutor" - Official Singapore Book of Records (SBOR) holder.

  • "Author of most number of A-level Economics books" - Official Singapore Book of Records (SBOR) holder.

  • Panel speaker at National Library Board's 20th Anniversary Celebrations Discussion Forum "Out With Tuition and In With Reading", moderated by Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Guest speaker on 'MediaCorp Channel 5' TV Programme "The 5 Show" about tuition and enrichment classes in Singapore.

  • Awarded ISO 9001:2008 for the provision of tuition services by The British Assessment Bureau.

  • Registered with the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore.

  • Guest speaker on “Official 938LIVE” radio segment ‘On the Job’ – “Super tutor Anthony Fok sharing his experience as a full-time Economics tutor”.

  • Guest speaker on “Official 938LIVE” radio segment ‘Dollars and Sense’ – “Star Economics tutor Anthony Fok helping students make sense of dollars!”

  • Fellow of The College of Teachers, Institute of Education, London, for individuals who have made a significant contribution to educational literature or to educational management at a senior level.

  • Singapore Book of Records (SBOR) – Highest Earning Economics Tutor in Singapore

  • Singapore Book of Records (SBOR) – Author of most number of A-level Economics books

Membership in Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Economic Society of Singapore.
  • Member of the American Economic Association.
  • Member of the Economic Society of Australia.
  • Member of Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (Singapore).
  • Member of Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Member of Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS).

  • Mr Anthony Fok has written several Economics model essays guidebook and is the chief author of the H1 and H2 Economics Ten-Year-Series published by Fairfield Book Publishers Pte Ltd.
  • Click here to view the Economics books published by the tutor.
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Where are the lessons held at?



Lessons are held at Bukit Timah or Tampines.

 

Is Mr Anthony Fok the only tutor at JCEconomics ?



Yes, all lessons are taught by Mr Anthony Fok and no other economics tutors are employed. This ensures the quality of teaching. He has nearing 10 years of teaching experience, having taught in both MOE Schools and as a private tutor. Qualifications wise, he holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and a Masters of Education from Monash University, Australia. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from National Institute of Education (NIE). He is currently pursuing his PhD in Education, specializing in the learning of Economics.

 

Will I be offered refund if I fail to make it for a particular lesson?



Unfortunately, no refund is offered when a student is absent due to illness, vacation, holidays, or attendance at school activity. However, the student can attempt to arrange for a replacement lesson within the same week based on that week’s tuition schedule.

 

Are there any other fees in addition to the monthly fees?



The student will be required to make a one-time payment of $100 material fee which will be for the printing of the learning resources (handouts, worksheets, notes etc.) for the entire year.

 

What is the duration of each lesson?



Each lesson typically lasts for one and a half hour. For extended lessons, students are given breaks so that they remain focused during the actual lesson itself.

 

What is a typical lesson like?


Lessons are conducted lecture style, and Mr Anthony Fok will go through case studies/ essays. Students are free to pose questions during the lessons, or stay back after them to clarify any doubts. They are also free to contact Mr Anthony Fok outside of lessons should they have any questions via SMS and email.


Where do the Economics tuition students come from?

Students come from the various schools:

  • Hwa Chong Institution (HCJC)
  • Raffles Institution (RJC)
  • St. Andrew's Junior College (SAJC)
  • Anglo Chinese Junior College (ACJC)
  • Jurong Junior College (JJC)
  • National Junior College (NJC)
  • Pioneer Junior College (PJC)
  • Anderson Junior College (AJC)
  • Victoria Junior College (VJC)
  • Temasek Junior College (TJC)
  • Serangoon Junior College (SRJC)
  • Catholic Junior College (CJC)
  • Temasek Junior College (TJC)
  • Tampines Junior College (TPJC)
  • Innova Junior College (IJC)
  • River Valley High School (RVHS)
  • Dunman High School (DHS)
  • Millennia Institute (MI)
 

Do you engage other Economics tutors to teach the lessons?

No. All Economics tuition lessons are entirely taught by Mr Anthony Fok. This is to ensure top quality in lesson delivery.

Will there be Economics tuition classes on public holidays?

The Centre will be closed on all public holidays. If any lesson falls on a public holiday, a make-up class will be arranged. In the event that a make-up class cannot be arranged, the fee for that particular lesson will be refunded to the student.

"You make sure that all of us understand a certain topic before moving on to something else... no teacher could replace you..." -- Haw Yin
"I believe everyone else in the class also enjoyed your lessons." -- Abraham
"Tutor makes Economics in JC a loveable and easy subject to study and score in!" -- Pavithra
"I got 'A' for H1 A level Economics. Previously I was scoring 'U' grades. Thanks Mr Anthony." -- Gary
"Effective teaching method to see immediate improvement in grades" -- Amanda
"Very engaging and provides good materials for his students" -- Matthew
"Mr Anthony Fok has helped me develop better analytical skills. Although I only attended his lessons in August, I managed to get an A for my Economics paper for my 'A' levels. This is a miracle!" -- Siying
"Mr Anthony Fok gave me lots of encouragement during the days leading up to the 'A' level exams. He is a really passionate teacher!" -- Shao Min
"Mr Fok always prepares newspaper cuttings featuring economics issues and discusses with us in class. This helps with our case study." -- Jia Wen
"Dedicated and interesting teacher. I went from 'E' grade to 'A' grade for my A level Economics examination! " -- Krystin
"Very good tutor, teaches concepts which aren't taught in school. Excellent notes which covers every single topic. I have learnt more in a few lessons than what was taught the whole year in JC!" -- Gerard
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